Douglas County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Douglas County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on January 08, 1837 from Charles Mix County. The county was named in honor of Stephen A. Douglas (1813 - 1861), U.S. Senator from Illinois and advocate of popular sovereignty as a middle ground in the slavery debate. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Douglas County is bordered by Aurora County (north), Davison County (northeast), Hutchinson County (east), Charles Mix County (southwest).

Douglas County Cities and Towns include Armour, Corsica, Delmont, Harrison, New Holland, Joubert.

Douglas County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Douglas County Courthouse is located in Armour, South Dakota. Learn More About State of South Dakota Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Douglas county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Douglas County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1883  and Land Records from 1873?. The County Register of Deeds is the primary record-keeping and archival repository for county land records and for the recording & maintaining of records pertaining to that real estate, plats, deeds, mortgages & many miscellaneous documents. This office is the keeper of birth, death & marriage records, military discharge records, fictitious name filings, and various types of liens, including mechanic’s liens, state and federal tax liens.
  • Douglas County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1873? and Court Records from 1873?.

Douglas County, South Dakota Census Records

Douglas County, South Dakota Vital Records

Douglas County, South Dakota Resources

Douglas County, South Dakota External Links

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